Essay

Supreme Court and Hindutva

Print edition : February 07, 2014

Justice J.S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India, who delivered the controversial Hindutva judgment in 1995. Photo: v. sudershan

V.D. Savarkar. In his essay "Hindutva", Savarkar said: "Hindutva is not identical with Hindu Dharma." Photo: the hindu archives

It is 18 years since Justice J.S. Verma delivered his flawed judgment on Hindutva, but no Chief Justice of India has thought it fit to constitute a larger Bench to settle the issue authoritatively.
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